'What Does the Fox Say?' is going to be a children's book
November 12th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

'What Does the Fox Say?' is going to be a children's book

We didn't initially think of Ylvis' viral hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" as family-friendly, but a new book based on the song will be especially for kids.

Simon & Schuster is publishing a children's book in December that the Young Readers imprint promises will be "packed full of foxy fun."

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Aziz Ansari to write a book about modern love
August 23rd, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Aziz Ansari to write a book about modern love

We always assumed the wisdom of Aziz Ansari was priceless, but for one publisher it might be worth a few million.

According to reports, Penguin Press has secured a book on "modern courtship" from Ansari - and rumor has it the deal was made for around $3.5 million.

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'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy's memoir will be legendary
August 14th, 2013
12:15 PM ET

'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy's memoir will be legendary

Ron Burgundy, award-winning newsman and hot dog eating contest runner-up, can now add "author" to his long list of accolades.

The classy (and fictional) anchor, played by Will Ferrell in 2004's hit comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," is ready to release a book called "Let Me Off At The Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings." (If Burgundy's love of literature is any indication, it might even be bound in leather.)

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Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke
August 6th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke

Fans of celebrated author Elmore Leonard are sending him well wishes as he recovers in a Detroit-area hospital after suffering a stroke.

Grit on wry: A dinner with Elmore and Peter Leonard

According to the Detroit News, Leonard's stroke happened last Monday.

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Shirley Jones' new book reveals sexy details
July 23rd, 2013
05:37 PM ET

Shirley Jones' new book reveals sexy details

To the world she will probably always be "Mrs. Partridge," but Shirley Jones new book paints a very different portrait of the actress.

"Shirley Jones: A Memoir" details her tumultuous relationship with actor Jack Cassidy which included affairs for both of them, her relationship with stepson and co-star David Cassidy and her early days in Hollywood.

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'50 Shades' gets a release date
June 27th, 2013
05:03 PM ET

'50 Shades' gets a release date

We still don't know who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but Universal's putting "Fifty Shades of Grey" down on the calendar anyway.

The studio announced Thursday that the "global release" of the eagerly anticipated adaptation of E.L. James' novel will kick off in North America on August 1, 2014.

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